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Old 05-22-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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Curious,Can you do a reverse tricep press on a bench press machine?

As it says in the title,is this possible.I have a smith machine at my gym,but I am curious at to rather or not this is a good exercise option(reverse press on a machine)

The only thing bad about "most" bench press machines is that they move in an upward fashion,rather than a straight fashion like a smith would.But still it seems like if you can do a bench press on these,than a reverse press would be possible.

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Old 05-22-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
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firstly I would think that the handles would need to be in a straight line (like smythe), many of those bench press machines have angled handles. and also it would probably not work unless the handles are in a fixed position (like smythe), i.e. do not move invards during the pushing like many bench press machines do. also I think it would work better if the angle of the machine is somewhere close to flat as opposed to incline. and if the bench press machine moves in a upward fashion (most bp machines do) then it might not feel as good as if it moves in a straight line.

so IMO it depends on the machine whether you can do rev grip bench on a machine or not,... if it works well on some machine for you then I see no reason not to do it,.. just try it out and see how it feels.
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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As it says in the title,is this possible.I have a smith machine at my gym,but I am curious at to rather or not this is a good exercise option(reverse press on a machine)

The only thing bad about "most" bench press machines is that they move in an upward fashion,rather than a straight fashion like a smith would.But still it seems like if you can do a bench press on these,than a reverse press would be possible.

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Old 05-22-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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MAchines vary. Try it and see.
exactly, there is such an easy answer to 99% of the questions asked on this board.

try it, if u like it, use it! push or pull rest eat sleep get stronger, who cares if ur throwing babies with 10lb ankle straps across a hill, beat the pr next time ...(joking of course)..

its really that simple.
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That's what I do...try that is.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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but......why? just do it in the powerrack and start from out of the hole to build even more explosive power as you train it.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:22 PM   #7
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I agree with Future, give it a go and see what happens, you can do RGBP on Flat Bench, DB, Inclines, Cage, Smythe hell just about anything, I even have done them on Hammer chest machines...
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:33 PM   #8
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I will definantly give it a try.Just wanted to make sure it did not warrant a title of ineffective or dangerous.

And to Hyp.,I wish I had a power rack at my gym,but I do not.

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:58 PM   #9
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I use a seated bench press machine for reverse tricep press. I do one arm at a time.
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